Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Dying Art of Writing Notes


It is no wonder the U.S. Post Office is having difficulty staying afloat.  Thank you notes are far and few between, not too mention the flow of holiday cards.  It is so easy to text a thank you, or a birthday greeting.  Some of us just tweet, while others may take a little longer to email, but the true expression of love and gratitude can be expressed with a lengthy and congenial phone call.  If you are unable to contact the person, voice mail allows you to leave the message without a conversation.


Writing a note or a letter seems to be a dying art.  History is famous for the letters that were sent between famous people, Jefferson and Adams, Napoleon and Josephine, G.I.s and their loved ones (they Skype now).  How are we going to have a collective history?  If letters and cards are not written and sent, history cannot be traced and tracked.

So, the next time you want to say THANK YOU, get out a pen, a note card, and write a pithy note to a friend, family member, or helpful neighbor.  You will not only be part of some one's collective history, you will be helping the post office, Hallmark, and perhaps creating a job for someone. 

Now, PICK UP THAT PEN!  USE A STAMP!





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